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Windows 7: Goodbye MSE!

30 Aug 2015   #1

Windows7 64bit
Goodbye MSE!


I have 2 Desktop PCs: one with WIN7 PRO and MSE and second one with WIN10 PRO -> Upgrade from WIN7.
Now, atfer upgrade to WIN10 MSE doesn't work and cannot install it.

It seems, Microsoft would like to say Goodbye MSE and recommends to use third-party antivirus instead.
At the moment I'm really unsure, if I should use MSE on my other PC with WIN7?

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30 Aug 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Any and or All antivirus programs need to be uninstalled Before upgrading to 10
Windows 10 has it's own version of MSE called simply windows defender same as windows 8-8.1 has.
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30 Aug 2015   #3

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware

I think MS just changed the name - MSE and Defender look pretty much the same to me

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30 Aug 2015   #4

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by upiter77 View Post
... It seems, Microsoft would like to say Goodbye MSE and recommends to use third-party antivirus instead.
At the moment I'm really unsure, if I should use MSE on my other PC with WIN7?
As has been pointed out, Win 8 and Win 10 come with Windows Defender built-in and Defender is basically a rebadged MSE.

The info in the article you linked to is over a year old (no date I could find on the article) so it is not new news and MS has stated that they are still committed to their AV/AM products.

I strongly agree with one of the statement's in the article, "If you're a geek, you can probably get by with MSE" (or Defender). I use MSE and Defender on my machines because it's lightweight, not intrusive and it offers me all the protection I need. IMO, it's much more important to know what and 2what not to click on and what are safe activities to do on the web than to put all of your faith into some AV product.
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